The Rise, The Fall, The Redemption of a football icon
Premiering August 8th, 2023
Directors: Andrew Renzi, Ryan Duffy, Bryan Storkel, Katharine English
Run Time: 1h 10min
Genres: Sport, Documentary
More Untold stories to follow
on August 15 and 22. Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child is now streaming globally only on Netflix.
About UNTOLD: Johnny Football
In 2012, the brightest star in all of sports was an undersized freshman quarterback at unheralded Texas A&M, whose fervor on the field was rivaled only by his hard-partying ways off it. Dubbed “Johnny Football,” the magnetic football player captured the nation’s attention and initially relished his alter ego: “I wanted to be Johnny Football. Johnny Football never had a bad time,” he says. But as the money rolled in, the scrutiny heightened, and Manziel rejected his newfound fame and suddenly lost his way.
With astonishing candor, Manziel – along with his family, coaches, his former best friend, and his agent – details what happened behind the scenes as scandals piled up in the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs. He fumbled his shot at broader success after the Cleveland Browns picked him in the first round of the NFL draft in 2014, but Manziel went on to search for something even greater: inner peace and happiness with a quieter life that he reveals here.